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Interpol seeks clues to Thai ‘baby factory’

  BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the “Baby Factory” case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more. Police raided a Bangkok condominium earlier this month and found nine babies and nine nannies living in [...]

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Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

  SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds. The commission said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus often “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by [...]

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New leads in old slaying of sailors in Puerto Rico

  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Juan Galloza Acevedo was living a quiet retirement near the suburbs of Puerto Rico’s capital when his radical past finally caught up with him. Galloza got a call from local police, telling him his car had been in an accident and he needed to come to the station. [...]

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Venezuelan hero Bolivar gets blockbuster treatment

  CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Latin America’s greatest hero is finally getting a big-budget, Hollywood-style epic befitting his towering stature. Simon Bolivar, who led the liberation of much of South America from the Spanish in the early 19th century, is the subject of “The Liberator,” a two-hour epic that is among the costliest movies ever [...]

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Child migrants head for US to flee crime, drawn by belief they are allowed to stay

  ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — On the last day of school, Gladys Chinoy memorized her mother’s phone number in New York City and boarded a bus to Guatemala’s northern border. With nothing but the clothes on her back, the 14-year-old took a truck-tire raft across the Naranjo River into Mexico and joined a group of [...]

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Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club on ‘Adios Tour’

  HAVANA (AP) — They were forgotten masters of a long-ago sound, their faces deeply lined and their hands spotted with age. Then, suddenly, at an age when many performers would be retired, the members of this old-school band found themselves playing in some of the most hallowed venues around the world, sharing stages with [...]

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US to open immigrant family detention center in NM

  WASHINGTON (AP) — New detention facilities will be opened to house immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally amid a surge from Central America, the Obama administration said Friday, June 20. The first will be a 700-bed family detention facility at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico, the Homeland Security [...]

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